slow PC How does Ram get used up?

Toshiba / L300
December 20, 2009 at 07:30:05
Specs: Windows Vista, 1 gb
How does Ram get used up. Is there a way of deleting some of the used space of it

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December 20, 2009 at 08:53:26
Vista will not run on a 1G system. Don't know why they sold it that way.

Buy more ram.

There are plenty of pages showing how to stop un-needed service and programs at boot.

Also see readyboost but it isn't exactly ram.

You'd be better off with 2-3 gig ram anyway.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)

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December 20, 2009 at 22:54:19
Hi, you can optimize system and speed up your computer by the following ways: a antivirus software to scan your computer fully.

virus usually impacts the speed of computer.
If there is no virus, see the possible reasons that make computers slow down and solutions.

2.Registry is the centre database of your computer operating system which contains information and settings for hardware, operating system software, most non-operating system software, and per-user settings. You must load the registry whenever you launch any programs on your computer. If the registry is too fat or with some errors, computer's performance will seriously be impacted. So, you need to clean up registry and fix its errors.

If you are not familiar with registry, don't remove files away from it and clean up it easily for you may delete important things that will make your computer in trouble. You'd better choose to use a professional registry cleaner,personally,I like wondershare registry optimizer,it's safe to operating system.

3.There must be too many programs start up automatically when you start your computer.Run a registry optimizer or cleaner to stop those unnecessary start-up programs.

4.Have you ever clean up your computer since you bought it? If the answer is never, I am sure that there are lots of junk files on it. Junk files is also one of reasons that will cause computer slowing down. You'd better delete them regularly.

2,3,4 can be realized by a registry optimizer.

5.If a registry optimizer doesn't work, add RAM or do a fresh reinstall of windows. Before you do a reinstall, please remember to back up.However, you should know that frequent reinstall is harm to hard disk.

6.Put programs on other drivers ,not C driver, because commonly C is for operating system. And defrag hard disks every 2 months.

7. do not run too many programs at one time

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December 22, 2009 at 09:46:06
Where do you guys come up with these answers?

Vista will run on 1 gig of RAM. I've purchased a Dell system with 512 megs of RAM and it ran. Granted it was slow but the point is that Vista will run on the amount of RAM the original poster has.

You don't load the registry every time a program is run, it is loaded when the OS loads.

It is not necessary to install your programs on a different drive than C. Nor will it speed up your system by installing programs on a different drive.

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December 22, 2009 at 10:00:35
Vista will run on 1 GB of RAM, or even 512 MB, as THX 1138 pointed out, though it is far from optimal. In adition, some of the RAM is being used by video if you don't have a video card. Also, it depends on which version of Vista you are using: If using anything above Vista Basic, you can disable the aero feature to free up some RAM. Vista uses RAM differently than XP-that's due to things like superfetch, etc. See

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